National Poetry Month Video Project

April 28, 2016
Dana Krengel reading “Wrecked” by Michael Bazzett.

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April 27, 2016
Sarah Aldrich reading “Mother’s Goldfish” by Frannie Lindsay.

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April 26, 2016
Adam Hulst reading “Daedalus, After Icarus” by Saeed Jones.

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April 25, 2016
Ann Rosenquist Fee reading “Archer’s Paradox” by Jenny Yang Cropp.

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April 24, 2016
Grace Steward reading “Instructions to an Artisan” by Amit Majmudar.

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April 23, 2016
Melissa Hall reading “The Beetle” by Jennifer Kwon Dobbs.

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April 22, 2016
Joe Tougas reading “The Muse, or Stars Out on Interstate 81 South” by Jon Pineda

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April 21, 2016

Jeff Arulandoo reading “God’s Country” by Chris Abani.

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April 20, 2016
Ashley Lind reading “Legacy–The Witch Claims a Daughter” by Liz Kay.

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April 19, 2016
Erin Dorney reading “The Promise” by Marie Howe.

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April 18, 2016
Michael Torres reading “Fists and Fingers Dreams” by Mark Turcotte.

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April 17, 2016
Wilbur Neushwander-Frink reading “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth.

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April 16, 2016
Billie Bock reading “Petroglyph: The Bird Site, Maze District” by Melissa Kwasny

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April 15, 2016

Robb Murray reading “The Orphans” by Benjamin Myers

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April 14, 2016
Bridget Thelen reading “Common Knowledge” by Brittany Cavallaro

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April 13, 2016
Doug Faust reading “Sonnet 30” by William Shakespeare.

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April 12, 2016
Morgan Schmidt reading “Another Night at Sea Level” by Meg Day.

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April 11, 2016
Rae Frame reading “Bertillon: Taille.” by Emilia Phillips.

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April 10, 2016
Kayleigh Kassuelke reading “Several Attitudes of Not Talking” by Wendy Xu.

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April 9, 2016
Ellyn Gibb reading “Stubborn” by Meg Kearney.

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April 8, 2016
Chris Bertrand reading “He Was a Hell of a Cat” by Kathlene Postma.

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April 7, 2016
Nate Clark reading “Summer Song” by William Carlos Williams.

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April 6, 2016
Courtney Sill reading “prayer that goes: dear god” by Diane Seuss.

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April 5, 2016
Lauren Jackson reading “How to Triumph Like a Girl” by Ada Limón.

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April 4, 2016
Jenna Vagle reading “Personal Ruin” by Claire Wahmanholm.

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April 3, 2016
Sara Baranczyk reading “Liminal” by Heid E. Erdrich

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April 2, 2016
Noelle Lawton reading “The Letter” by Amy Lowell

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April 1, 2016

Claire Jordan reading “Draft Camp” by Stephen Burt

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NPM poster 2016In 1996, the American Academy of Poets designated April as National Poetry Month. Since its inception, events that celebrate and promote poetry have been held throughout the country. Now one of the largest literary celebrations in the world, this year marks the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month, and the third year that the English Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato has joined in the celebration with the National Poetry Month Video Project.

Our project consists of thirty short videos, professionally filmed, produced, and edited by Maverick Visual Productions (Minnesota State University’s in-house studio). Each features a poetry reading. The poets showcased in this year’s project include Wordsworth, Lowell, and Shakespeare, as well as contemporary poets ranging from previous and current Poet Laureates of three states, a National Book Award Finalist, poets included in Best New Poets and The Best American Poetry anthologies, and an Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship recipient. Some of this year’s readers are Minnesota State Mankato students from a range of majors including English, Biomedical Sciences, Communications, Engineering, Mass Media, Social Work and Spanish; other readers are members of the Greater Mankato community.

We’ll release one video each day in April. We hope to continue to increase the appreciation of poetry and to highlight our students’ and community members’ talent for, and dedication to, this form of art. We also hope that you enjoy watching these videos as much as we enjoyed making them.

Best,
Taylor Tolchin, Project Coordinator
Professor Diana Joseph, Project Advisor
Professor Matthew Sewell, Department Chair


2015

April 30, 2015
Paige Russell reading “The Kindness” by Jan Beatty.

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April 29, 2015
Heather Eberline reads “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer” by Walt Whitman.

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April 28, 2015
Dylan Loring reading “Suspect” by Colin Pope.

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April 27, 2015
Jessica Herion reads “Convergence” by Christine Stewart.

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April 26, 2015
Tianna Ebnet reading “We Were the People Who Moved” by David Ebenbach.

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April 25, 2015
Taylor Tolchin reading “Before Bed” by Amy Plettner.

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April 24, 2015
Tess Milczark reading “Are All the Break-ups in Your Poems Real?” by Aimee Nezhukumatathil.

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April 23, 2015
John Williams reading “Wednesday: The Hole” by Bruce Taylor.

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April 22, 2015
Rae Frame reading “Elegy” by Judy Jordan.

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April 21, 2015
Max Clark reading “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell.

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April 20, 2015
Jake Fitzlaff reading “Macarena” by Ed Skoog.

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April 19, 2015
Alysha Grossenburg reading “Echo” by Christina Rosetti

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April 18, 2015
Zack D. Erickson reading “Reverse Suicide” by Matt Rasmussen.

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April 17, 2015
Kayleigh Kassuelke reading “Wishes” by Sarah McKinstry-Brown.

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April 16, 2015
Christopher Hopkins reads Parts 51 and 52 of Song of Myself by Walt Whitman.

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April 15, 2015
Max Reczek reading “Overtime” by Jorge Evans.

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April 14, 2015
Erin Fossum reads “Interlude” by Amy Lowell.

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April 13, 2015
Chris Bertrand reads “Romanticisim (The Blue Keats)” by Roger Reeves.

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April 12, 2015
Kandi Heenan reads “Monologue During a Blackout” by Kara Candito.

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April 11, 2015
Emiel Smeenk reads “To the Ice Cream Man” by Gary Dop Dop.

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April 10, 2015
Brandy Kelley reads “The Impulse” from “The Hill Wife” by Robert Frost.

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April 9, 2015
Morgan Schmidt reading “Lullaby With Almost All the Answers” by Traci Brimhall.

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April 8, 2015
Bruce Thole reading “Drone” by James Arthur.

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April 7, 2015
Molly Kessler reading “Women Warrior on How to Be Free” by Brynn Saito.

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April 6, 2015
Maxavier Peterson reads “When the Baby Falls Asleep, We Celebrate,” by Matt Mason.

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April 5, 2015
Michael Torres reads Patricia Smith’s “The Woman Who Died in Line.”

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April 4, 2015
Ethan Winter reads “Tornado” by Robert Hedin.

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April 3, 2015
Zoey Gulden reading “A Beatiful Night for the Rodeo by Keetje Kuipers.

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April 2, 2015
Thomas Delano reading “Chicago” by Carl Sandburg.

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April 1, 2015
Kankemwa Mautaui Green reading “The Beauty of Busted Fruit” by Natalie Diaz.

 

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2014

 

April 30, 2014
Maxavier Peterson reading of Part 6 of Song of Myself by Walt Whitman.

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April 29, 2014
Rae Frame reading “S. Sgt. Metz” by Dorianne Laux.

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